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  1. Rob
    August 5, 2017

    Hi Dave,
    As I understand it, with the Disney Dining plan you have a fixed amount credits and a fixed amount of table service meals, quick service meals, and snacks. Is this correct, and if so, say if we wanted to go to a table service restaurant that required 2 credits, can we use one table service credit along with snack or quick service credits to make up the addition 1 credit, or is it considered 2 table service credits where we would lose an additional table service meal (credit)? Awesome website and thank you very much for any help you can provide.
    Thank you,


    • Dave
      August 7, 2017

      Rob, with most of the Disney Dining Plans the credits you get are tied to meal types, so at table service restaurants you can only use table service credits. Thus the two credit meals require two table service credits.

      You get a fixed number of credits, therefore, but NOT a fixed number of meals.


  2. Jessica
    April 20, 2017

    This year when we go to Disney we will have a split stay. We are also renting DVC points so we are not eligible for free dining if it is offered. Since we have a split stay, could we purchase the dining plan for the first part of our stay and not the second since they are different confirmation numbers and resorts?


    • Dave
      April 22, 2017

      Jessica, yes, you can!


  3. Kelly B – Agent with Destinations in Florida
    April 10, 2017

    Great Article Dave. The dining plan can take a lot to master. You have to know your family and their eating style. For some it’s not the best choice. For others, there is no better way to do Disney.

    I think one thing that the dining plan does for me personally, is it allows me to splurge. To enjoy vacation. I know that everything is paid for. And I don’t have to be the cheap chicken if I want the satisfying steak. I can have anything and it’s all going to cost the same.

    I also love how they have expanded the choices for snacks. You can now get things like soup, salad, and STARBUCKS!!!! Don’t just think sweets and snack carts. Be sure to look at quick service locations for more options.

    And splitting up is no problem with the dining plan and magic bands. Everyone has the plan with them. So if your teens go off on their own, or mom and dad split up the kids – it’s no problem. The plan is attached to each person’s Magic band. No worrying who has the card or the money.


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